Progress from the Collective Effort: Rodney Cook Sr. Park in Vine City
Sidewalks are currently being poured at Cook Park. The park’s 16-foot-wide festival sidewalks will be the first to be installed and are designed to allow for festival tents to be put up and provide space for pedestrian traffic to pass by during seasonal events in Vine City’s new 16-acre green space.
Cook Park’s expansive 650-foot-long steel bridge that spans the Cook Park pond will begin to have concrete poured in December. Following the concrete’s curing, handrails with integrated lighting will be installed to provide for a fully accessible and scenic view of the entire site.
Boulders from the Bellwood Quarry site will be placed throughout the Cook Park site to add to the ambiance of the project’s native landscape plantings. Boulders will also be located in strategic areas to offer seating for park users.
Cook Park is designed to seamlessly integrate functional engineering features within a programmed park space while providing park amenities to visitors of all ages and abilities with ways to gather, connect and enjoy nature including: a playground, splash pad, aeration fountain and great lawn, along with a market plaza, multipurpose courts and an amphitheater stage.